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Re: debiandoc-sgml vs. docbook

In article <[🔎] Pine.GSO.3.95.981129152707.28917F-100000@harper.uchicago.edu>, Havoc Pennington <rhpennin@midway.uchicago.edu> writes:
> On 29 Nov 1998, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
>> We could *translate* from Docbook to debiandoc.dtd in a
>> (theoretically) lossless format.

> Ah. That solves the output format thing, but not the lack of certain
> tags in DocBook, right? i.e. if DocBook never had the information,
> it can't be translated?

You can extend the docbook DTD with new entities and attributes, it's
quite modular.

>> Of course it's all vapor until someone does it, but, please, don't
>> knock it until you at least understand it.

> Explain it then. Sheesh. I am discussing, not knocking, and so I do
> not pretend to know all the facts beforehand. Thus my first mail
> ended in a '?'.

Well, read the URL originally posted.

Also see <URL:http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/hytime.html>.
     and <URL:http://www.hytime.org/>

I get a little annoyed when people claim to be intelligently trying to
make decisions about Debian's SGML infrastructure with what seems to
be little knowledge of SGML's capability and the existing standards.
The "lets just hand-roll it, we don't care what anyone else is doing"
attitude *has* to go.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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